Thursday, February 25, 2016

ARC REVIEW: Finding North by Carmen Jenner #MM #LGBT #Romance

Genre: M/M Contemporary Romance
Release Date: February 25, 2016
Publisher:  Carmen Jenner
Length: 203 pages

Description: Red Maine’s blue-collared bad boy, North Underwood, has a dirty little secret—Will Tanner. Friends since kindergarten, North had been the one to jump first, and his fall into Will’s bed ten years ago had been no exception. Will and North had been inseparable, but things change, people grow apart, and even a blazing flame can dwindle to a dying ember over time. 

The more things change the more they stay the same. 

After a run in with a bottle of Bundy rum, Will and North find themselves in a compromising and all too familiar position. 

Blurred lines, bad decisions, and one wrong foot after another lead these two down a spiral of sarcasm, secrets, and sex, but when North’s hetero status is called into question he can’t figure up from down. And despite Will telling himself he wouldn’t fall again, he’s head over heels and wandering without a compass. 

Love is love. 
Love is truth. 
Love … shouldn’t be this damn hard to figure out. 

Amazon US:
Amazon UK:


First off, let me just say - that cover? Hot!! And a fabulous introduction to one of our heroes, Will. He's tattooed, pierced, and out in a little town that doesn't do gay. In fact, Will's gay-ness and the feelings he stirs up in his straight childhood friend, North, is what causes the rift between the two that lasts for more than a decade. North is determined to keep his hetero status, until the day he can't. The day he finally gets his hands on Will again and everything changes.

This GFY story (gay for you) has it all: hot guys, steamy sex, and tons of reasons for the "straight" guy to say no. The timeline flashes back every so often to when these two guys were in their early teens so we can see how deep their friendship was and the string of events and circumstances that led to their estrangement. It's a story that's all too real. 
"You gonna buy a drink? Or should I pull up the couch so you can lie down and tell me all your feelings?" Will smiles in that cocky way only Will can. If he were anyone else, he'd get his skull beaten in because of that douche-kebab smile. Always the shit stirrer.
I have to say that I loved the humor in this story. Some of the Aussie expressions had me giggling for hours. And since much of the story takes place in and around Will's bar, there is a whole host of secondary characters to round things out. 
My lip is all busted up, my jaw is bruised too where North tapped it a couple of times, and I had two rounds of Berocca this morning and it hasn't done jack. I'm still fucking lagging like a cock at a christening. 
Will and North's story is exciting and the sex is rough and hot. It takes a lot for these two guys to get to the point where they can even begin to get over the hurt they've caused each other. But a love that deep deserves a second chance. 

OUR RATING:  4 stars!


No comments:

Post a Comment